Sutton Foster, Lena Hall and More Inspire Us! But Who Paved Their Roads to the Tonys?
08 Jun 2014
It's a marathon, not a sprint, right? For many of the 2014 Tony nominees, that's the hard-earned truth; but to become an artist of their caliber, there had to be fans cheering them on along the roadside. Inspirations, mentors and personal credos are essential to the careers of the best of Tony-nominated Broadway. Fourteen of the nominees, from Sutton Foster to Lena Hall to Douglas McGrath respond in personal, endearing and truly inspiring ways below.
The day after the Tony nominations were announced, Playbill.com asked the nominees what some of the greatest inspirations have been in their careers so far. Click through to read more.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.